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    Sad story, but he will be fine I am sure, friends of ours have a small dog with several missing toes on a back foot and she runs as fast as their other dog does.

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    thanks for your support and advice, i will only opt for a cage for long trips. And ill probably customise my tray so i can bolt down the cage, and ill most likely build the cage my self so i know its heavy duty and foolproof.. im not taking anymore chances. But that will ONLY be for long trips when i go out west.

    Im fortunate to have a dual cab ute and he will now be travling safely inside the cab, harnessed in ofcorse.

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    Welcome to the world of dogs breath and farts, but it's worth it to know your dog is as safe as you are.

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    looking foward to it haha

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    Im so glad to hear the lex is ok!! poor "little" guy, I couldnt imagine the panic that I'd feel! well done for keeping as cool a head as possible and getting him the help he needed. Very relieved to hear that he's ok though!

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    My husband built our cage (covers the entire back of ute) out of weld mesh, it took some welding, heating and bending, a lot of missing skin and some swearing but I now feel better when he takes Gemma out and will even put the Whippets in.

    My brother bought a very expensive stainless steel crate off a guy that was building them for taking his dogs pigging. This is better for my brother as he is a glazier and requires the rest of his flat tray ute for work. It's goes the width of the ute across behind the rear window and has dividers for three dogs but he has removed this and put's his good tools in their if he leaves the ute.

    His 6yo dog goes everywhere with him and loves his box.

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    I do need to ask, if you have a duel cab, why oh why was he on the back, and why did he have a chain long enough to enable him to fall off the side?
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    Poor boy I'm sure he'll be back to normal in no time though.

    I always panic when I see people driving around with dogs in the back of utes, especially ones on long chains.
    I know it is the only way some people can transport their dogs around but a crate and some good tie downs would be a lot safer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoodiesGirl View Post
    I do need to ask, if you have a duel cab, why oh why was he on the back, and why did he have a chain long enough to enable him to fall off the side?
    Because i thought i had made the chain short enough the only way he could jump of was backwards, it was only long enough he could just stick his head out to lick the air, and again i thought it was flawless. But im thinking when i hit the speed hump it gave him such a scare he gone to jump off and whiped him self around backwards (because the chain wasnt long enough) enabling him to fall off backwards.

    Anyway i dont really like thinking about it anymore, whats done is done and ive lernt my lesson the hard and expensive way..

    Update on Lex:
    He's got an appointment with the vet at 6 for a check up and bandage change.
    And boy can he run on 3 legs, almost as quick as 4! so amazing how they can componsate, i almost have to crash tackle him so he doesnt walk on the wet grass in the morning (he cant get his bandage wet.
    He's currently in the garage with toilet breaks every 4 hours.

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    Poor Lex, happy he's on the mend, but I need to ask something.
    Where did you get the money to pay for $2000 worth of surgery and vet bills, but can't fork out an odd $250 for desexing?

    Anyway, on the ute issue, I have no problem with it, but the lead should only be long enough for them to be able to sit, stand and lay down. Im pretty sure I already told you this when I saw a photo of him in your ute a while back.
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